We have Easy lunch ideas for kids that will make lunch time a breeze. All of these easy tasty lunch ideas are frugal, quick and so delicious.

We have Easy lunch ideas for kids that will make lunch time less stressful. All of these easy tasty lunch ideas are frugal, quick and so delicious. Everyone will love these easy lunch ideas for kids!  #eatingonadime #lunchrecipes #lunchideas #kidlunches

Quick lunch ideas:

Not only are these quick easy lunch ideas for kids are so delicious but your kids will want to eat them. We have included healthy lunches to enjoy at home as well as for a packed lunch.

These ideas are really yummy and the best school lunch ideas. I like to add bell peppers, apple slices and other fruits and veggies.

We have Easy lunch ideas for kids that will make lunch time a breeze. All of these easy tasty lunch ideas are frugal, quick and so delicious. Everyone will love these easy to make lunch ideas for kids!  #eatingonadime #lunchrecipes #lunchideas #kidlunches

Healthy lunch ideas for kids:

I really like to send my kids off to school with a healthy lunch. It makes me feel like I am helping them stay focused at school. It is easy to meal prep with these ideas:

  • Turkey & Cheese Roll-up
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Yoqurt
  • Granola
  • Trail Mix
  • Protein Bars
  • Chicken Salad
  • Pasta Salad
A plate of air fryer chicken nuggets on a white plate with a small bowl of ketchup next to it

Air fryer chicken nuggets:

Chicken nuggets are always a kid friendly idea and super easy. This meal goes from air fryer to table in under 15 minutes.

We have been using the air fryer more these days. I love the way it cooks the food and my kids like how fast it cooks.

Cookie Cutter Sandwich an Oreo, watermelon and chips

It is so easy to make fun imprints on your sandwich with cookie cutters. When my kids were little, they loved to see what design I sent them to school. Their friends are curious too! It makes them smile and that just warms my heart.

Baked Apple Chips stacked on top of each other

Baked apple chips recipe 

These are perfect to put in your kids’ lunchboxes. Apple chips make a delicious low-calorie treat and they dry easily in your oven so you don’t need any fancy machines.

Chick-fil-a Grilled Chicken Nuggets stacked on a white plate

Chick-fil-a Grilled Chicken Nuggets recipe 

Save a ton of money and learn how to make these tasty chicken nuggets at home! Your kids will love getting to eat these for lunch.

My kids love Chick-fil-a, so I decided to make a copycat version at home. It saves me time not having to go through the drive-thru and saves me so much money.

Hard Boiled Egg Lunch with yogurt and cinnamon sticks with fresh fruit

Hard boiled egg lunch ideas

Kids will love these delicious bento style lunch ideas with fruit, boiled eggs and more. They are so simple but always a crowd pleaser. They fit great in your lunch box.

Hard boiled eggs have some much protein and my kids love them. This is a very easy lunch idea.

Sack Lunch Ideas:

I usually send my kids with a sack lunch when I know they have a field trip. This makes it easy for them to throw everything away when they are done.

  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich, tortilla chips, protein bar, and fruit
  • Crackers, cheese cubes, berries, and baby carrots
Turkey Sandwich Crescent Rolls

Turkey sandwich crescent rolls

Everyone will love the crescent rolls and you can use leftover turkey or deli meat. It’s so easy and your kids will actually be excited to open their lunchbox.

Homemade uncrustable

Homemade uncrustables

Skip the store bought version and save money with this freezer friendly recipe for uncrustables. This is definitely a guaranteed hit with kids.

Tuna Salad Sandwich

Tuna salad sandwich recipe

Packed with protein and delicious as a sandwich, you can’t go wrong with tuna salad! Plus, it is quick and easy to make.

Easy Pizza Cupcakes

Easy Pizza Cupcakes Recipe

These little pizza cupcakes are so frugal and tasty. Let the kids choose their favorite toppings for a great lunch.

Homemade breakfast sandwiches stacked on top of each other

How to make breakfast sandwiches 

These are so delicious and budget friendly. Serve these any day of the week for an easy lunch idea. Breakfast sandwiches are so yummy.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sushi Rolls

Peanut butter and jelly sushi rolls

This easy “sushi” recipe is so fun to make and eat. They will quickly become one of your favorite lunches.

Easy Fruit and Yogurt Parfait topped with granola

Easy fruit and yogurt parfait 

Layers of creamy yogurt, granola and fresh fruit come together for a great lunch. Make yogurt parfaits in advance for a quick meal.

Easy Biscuit Pizza

Biscuit Pizza

Make this fun and tasty biscuit pizza recipe with all of your favorite toppings. They are small and perfect for toddlers or younger children.

A deconstructed taco packed in a school lunch

How to Pack Tacos for lunch

Packing tacos for lunch is one of our kids favorite lunches because it is completely different than the regular “boring” sandwich. It is also a great way to use leftovers.

Easy Air Fryer Pizzas stacked on top of each other

Air Fryer Pizzas

In less than 10 minutes, enjoy Air fryer pizza with all of your favorite toppings. This delicious recipe makes it easy to enjoy pizza on a budget.

Hawaiian turkey and cheese sliders

Hawaiian turkey and cheese sliders 

You can make a bunch of these inexpensively. Hawaiian roll turkey sliders are our go to recipe for hungry teens! They come together quickly and are great hot or cold!

Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders

Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sliders recipe

Always a hit and always easy, this sliders recipe is delicious. You can use leftover ham to make this recipe for sliders even easier.

A BBQ Chicken Quesadilla

BBQ chicken quesadilla recipe

 Use leftover chicken to make this delicious BBQ quesadilla. It is so tasty and super easy for a quick lunch.

A walking taco made with fritos with a fork in it

Walking taco frito chili pie

Enjoy chili pie with corn chips for a quick lunch. It does not get any simpler than this and only takes minutes to pack.

A pita pizza cut into 4 pieces

Pita pizza recipe

The kids can enjoy pizza in minutes with the toppings of their choice. Make pita bread pizza for a quick lunch that is kid friendly and frugal.

Easy homemade grilled cheese sandwiches

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Each bite is loaded with melted cheese that is creamy and amazing. Your kids will love it once you learn how to make the best grilled cheese.

homemade chocolate pudding

Homemade chocolate pudding 

Kids love pudding and this is so rich and creamy for an amazing treat. It is actually very easy to make homemade pudding and you won’t ever go back to store bought!

4 different types of flatbread pizzas

Homemade flatbread pizza recipe 

Everyone loves pizza and these are ready in just 15 minutes. This flatbread pizza recipe will be an instant hit and everyone can add their favorite toppings. My son loves when I give him pepperoni pizza.

Homemade Lunchables

Homemade Lunchables

Lunchables are so easy to customize for each child and really yummy. My kids love taking lunchables to school.

Hawaiian Pizza Roll Sliders

Hawaiian Roll Pizza Sliders

We love having sliders are our house for dinner. Try this fun Hawaiian roll pizza sliders recipe today for a fun twist on a pizza without all the work.

A walking taco with a fork in it

Walking tacos

Everything you love about tacos gets combined into a yummy bag of Doritos! This is a great lunch idea and Walking Tacos are always a lot of fun.

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